ASC @ UT Austin

About ASC @ UT Austin

Austin Sunshine Camps is the only, free overnight camp for underserved youth in Texas. UT students serve the campers of Austin Sunshine Camps through volunteering and fundraising efforts. UT students will volunteer throughout the year spreading awareness of Austin Sunshine Camps and its mission, as well as volunteer as a counselor and mentor to youth from historically underinvested communities in Austin and surrounding areas.

Zilker Park and Lake Travis


UT students who volunteer at Zilker Lodge spend a week tucked inside the heart of Zilker Park. Campers aged 8 to 11 and their counselors enjoy a magical week of swimming in Barton Springs, hiking the Greenbelt and sleeping inside of one Austin’s most iconic places.

UT students who volunteer at Lake Travis spend a week at our oasis between Lago Vista and Marble Falls with our campers aged 12 to 15. They participate in canoeing, arts and crafts, nature study, hikes, archery and challenge course activities, including a zip line!

June - August


ASC operates summer camp from June through August. Over the course of one summer, ASC will host four, 10 day sessions filled with fun!

UT students volunteer at least half of one session each summer.


Austin Sunshine Camper taking a photo with an Austin Sunshine Camp counselor

UT students will serve as counselors for campers ages 8-15. Our campers are 41% Latino, 31% Black and 20% white. Almost campers quality for free or reduced lunch or are in the foster care system

UT Counselors

Austin Sunshine Camp campers playing a game of pool
ASC aims to give campers the summer they will never forget. Counselors need to commit to providing a high-quality camp experience. UT Volunteer Counselors will need to be passionate, empathic and a team player

“I have been a part of ASC for almost three years. I have so much pride going back in the summers because I know I am building strong connections with the children. I remember my first summer I absolutely fell in love with the children and what the camp stands for because I am a student who comes from a disadvantaged background.”

Natalie Jimenez, 2019 & 2020 Camp Counselor; ASC at UT Member

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